Piano Academy

UWGB Piano Academy 2019

12 Saturday Sessions of Immersive Musical Training

with Award-Winning Pianist & Associate Professor of Music Michael Rector

Piano Academy provides group piano instruction to beginning and intermediate piano students age 10 - 17. Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Beginners will start in the state-of-the-art piano lab for lessons in technique and expressive performance, followed by a theory and ear training class and guided practice session. Intermediate students will study technique in the piano lab, have a theory and ear training class and receive individual lessons. The 12-week session provides a solid foundation for further study, with lessons in technique, theory and performance.

Fall 2019 Dates

  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19 (no class 26)
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class 30)
  • December 7, 14

Fees and Details

  • Fees: $320
  • Age group: Beginning and intermediate piano students age 10 - 17
  • Daily Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Academy Director: Michael Rector

Assistant Professor of Music, Michael Rector is committed to making the language of classical music vivid for people of all ages and backgrounds. As a pianist his repertoire ranges from Haydn to Harbison and from Couperin to Carter, reinventing familiar pieces and bringing new life to neglected pieces. He is also a dedicated teacher, researcher and advocate for the arts, publishing articles in esteemed music journals.

Michael has performed in 17 American states and two Canadian provinces in venues like Steinway Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, DC. Michael and his wife Sylvia Hung perform as a duo and travel extensively in the United States, Korea and Europe. At the 2013 NFMC Ellis Duo Competition, they won the 2nd prize and Abild award for the best performance of American music. In February 2018 they performed with the Gangneung Philharmonic as part of the celebration of the Winter Olympics. Youtube: Michael Rector & Sylvia Hong Piano Performance


General Information

Camp Location - UW-Green Bay, located five miles from the downtown Green Bay area. Classes held in Studio Arts building on campus.

Transportation - Campers must provide for their own transportation to and from campus each day. 

Drop off/Pick up Policy - Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. Class begins at 9:00 a.m., with staff on site at 8:45 a.m.  Pick up is at 11:30 a.m. with staff on site until 11:45 a.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour. NOTE: Green Bay Transit operates to and from campus each day, with drop off locations at the Cofrin Library and the Studio Arts Building. The buses run :10 and :40 on the hour. Bus passes are $2 per day for students. For more information contact: www.greenbaymetro.org or call 920-448-3450.

Insurance - Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

Disciplinary Policies - The academy reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any student during any session for improper conduct, language, dress or attitude which, in the judgment of the academy director and administrative and staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other students or smooth operation of the academy.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a student must cancel, the Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a $100 cancellation fee. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a student home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a student requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

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